Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball history

Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
Samuel M. Thomas Assembly Center
Conference USA (C-USA)

Current head coach: Talvin Hester (2022-)

  • Asst: Winston Hines (2022-)
  • Asst: Aaron Smith (2022-)
  • Asst: Darshawn McClellan (2022-)
  • DBO: Brooke Reed (2022-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: Tim McGraw (2022-)
  • Recruiting: Austin Joyner (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1985)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  4-5
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  10  (1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021)
  • NIT Overall Record:  14-10
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • CBI Overall Record:  1-1
  • Vegas 16 Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • Vegas 16 Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (1967, 1971)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  4  (1942, 1946, 1953, 1955)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  1-4

Conference Titles (SIAA, LIC, Gulf States, Southland, Sun Belt, WAC, Conference USA):

Award Winners:




Louisiana Tech head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Talvin Hester 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Eric Konkol 2015-22 153-75 1 0 0
Mike White 2011-15 101-40 3 0 0
Kerry Rupp 2007-11 57-73 0 0 0
Keith Richard 1998-2007 150-117 1 0 0
Jim Wooldridge 1994-98 52-59 0 0 0
Jerry Loyd 1989-94 72-73 2 1 0
Tommy Joe Eagles 1985-89 87-40 2 2 0
Andy Russo 1979-85 122-55 1 2 0
J. D. Barnett 1977-79 23-29 0 0 0
Emmet Hendricks 1974-77 40-37 1 0 0
Scotty Robertson 1964-74 161-86 2 (3^) 2^ 0
Cecil Crowley 1940-42, 45-64 269-221 8^ 4^
Joe Aillet 1944-45 5-12 0
Herb Duggins 1936-40 26-46 0
Eddie McLane 1934-36 26-12 0
Hal Lee 1931-34 24-19 1^
Robert S. Wynn 1926-31 61-55 2^
R. C. Kenney 1925-26 7-7 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions

^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Louisiana Tech program was at either the NCAA Division II or NAIA level; LaTech moved up to Division I prior to the 1971-72 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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